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Bronx teacher uses innovative program to educate students on HIV/AIDS

Jul 1, 2014 • New York Daily News
So Porton, who now teaches English and drama at the Monroe Academy for Visual Arts & Design, founded Bronx Youth Creating Compassion — in spite of ill-founded opposition. ... He is the first and only teacher from New York City to receive that honor. More

NBA, Dr. Oz to promote healthy living at NYC schools

Sep 28, 2014 • New York Post
In The News: Bill Cosby Today Show Charles Manson Weather Al Sharpton Snow · Home Sections Search Tips Sign in / Register Subscribe Follow. New York Post · Metro ... Manhattan; Humanities/Baldwin Prep, Manhattan; KAPPA/Fordam High School, Bronx; Lower ... More

Best in class: Meet the Hometown Heroes in Education, the brightest stars of ...

Sep 17, 2014 • New York Daily News
The winners of the 2014 Daily News Hometown Heroes in Education are shining examples of the humility and daily dedication that make a lifelong difference for New York City's more than 1.1 million schoolchildren. The all-star guidance counselors ... More

Team High School Newsletter - October 2014

Oct 16, 2014 • United Federation of Teachers
As educators in New York City's more than 500 public high schools, we understand well the words of Ghanian writer Ayi Kwei Armah when he says: “There is indeed a great force in the world….that force is not something cut off, not something separate ... More

To avoid closing all schools, city and teachers union must reach deal on ...

Aug 30, 2012 • New York Daily News
Bronx High School for the Visual Arts. Monroe Academy for Business/Law. The School of Science and Applied Learning. P.S. 050 Clara Barton. P.S. 092 Bronx. Fannie Lou Hamer Middle School. School of Performing Arts. Monroe Academy for Visual Arts & ... More

Outreach teach

Aug 1, 2011 • New York Post
Award-winning Bronx teacher Thomas Porton's lesson plans have always had a central theme — he strives to educate the heart as well as the mind. That's why the English teacher at Monroe Academy for Visual Arts & Design, who in 2002 won the inaugural ... More

Bronx school library long overdue

Nov 11, 2008 • New York Daily News
"I'm particularly frustrated because I'm preparing kids for the English Regents," said Tom Porton, a teacher at the Monroe Academy for Visual Arts and Design, one of five high schools that share the building - and the library. "You can't pass the ... More

Virtual Education

Jun 2, 2010 • Huffington Post (blog)
New York City's Department of Education launched the NYC Innovation Zone in April, a $10 million initiative in which 81 schools plan to test a variety of education methods, from expanding the hours of the school day, to using virtual education for ... More

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